About swimrun.com

Swimrun.com is an independent publisher and digital swimrun magazine covering news, gear advice, race reports and free training plans for the global swimrun community. Our content is for both beginners and experienced swimrunners. We look to cover a wide range of stories.

Our mission

To promote and grow the sport of swimrun.

How are we getting on?

In our first year of publishing, we produced 117 articles and had 43,832 visitors to the website.

What is on swimrun.com?

Whether you are a first time swimrunner or are a seasoned veteran on swimrun.com you can:

Welcome from the Editor

I did my first swimrun race in a full length wetsuit and an old pair of trainers along a river in the UK. It was hard going and the total 1.2km swimming felt like completing a marathon. Most of us who participated were doing it for the first time. We all had a coffee and a laugh at the end. It was unlike any event, I had ever participated in; wild and challenging yet also welcoming and inclusive.

We launched swimrun.com in the early part of 2022 to be a useful and insightful platform telling stories and producing content about swimrun across the world. Swimrun was born in Sweden when Michael Lemmel and Mats Skott put on the first race and has been going for about 20 years or so and only becoming an international sport in the last decade. Swimrun is a broad church and attracts triathletes, trail runners, swimmers and people who love being out in nature.

We estimate about 50% of people at swimrun races are new to the sport and the best advice I can offer is just try an event. All you need is a wetsuit, trainers, goggles and an openness to try something new! We hope you enjoy the site and find it a useful platform with practical advice or inspire you to sign up for a first event.

Yous in swimrun,

Fred Newton

Fred at the Tal Y Llyn Swimrun

Get in touch

Whether you want to provide feedback on our website, find out more about how we work with organisations or pitch a story idea to our editor, feel free to get in touch by sending an email to hello@swimrun.com

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